Director of Metallurgy and Quality Control - Forging

  (#8445) - Illinois
Industry: Forging

We're searching for a Director of Metallurgy and Quality Control for a Forging facility in Illinois.


Provide operational and project support related to order processing and the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of processes and products that safely and cost-effectively meet or exceed customer demands for quality, consistency, and on-time performance.

Reports to the President and will solicit technical consultation from members of technical groups; interact directly with management and employees to develop solutions to meet customer demands, and work together with other members of the organization to collaborate on various projects and initiatives.

  • Material testing, including knowledge of magnetic particle inspection.
  • Interfacing with sales, manufacturing department, and customers as required.
  • Provide metallurgical requirements for quoting.
  • Review incoming orders for contract review, route sheet preparation and approval.
  • Establish heat treat parameters to meet mechanical properties.
  • Maintain library of customer and industry standard specifications.
  • Participate in MRR meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining Nadcap Certification for Heat Treatment and NDT (MPI).
  • Participate in customer and third-party audits.
  • Monitor customer quality standards and notify managers and supervisors of changes or new standards.
  • Prepare test plans for new die configurations for sample preparation and modify existing die test plans when customer specifications or drawings are revised.
  • Ensure personal compliance with safety policies and rules while promoting a culture of safety.
  • Comply with applicable regulatory standards and report any issues to appropriate manager.
  • Participate in safety observation program and incident and/or accident investigations as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience with closed-die forgings and processing of carbon and alloy steels. Some experience with superalloys is a plus.
  • Steel industry experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of aerospace requirements with aerospace experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AS, ISO, National Standards and Industry Specifications.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize their importance.
  • Knowledge/understanding and experience using problem-solving tools.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and lead others when needed.
  • Attention-to-detail inclination and mindset.
  • Professional attitude.
  • Complete multiple prioritized tasks with minimal direct supervision.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to interact with associates on the floor and work with diverse work groups.
  • Occasional flexibility in work hours may be required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally infrequently to the customer, vendor, or other locations as required.
  • Experience as a process metallurgist with emphasis on shop-floor activities preferred.
  • B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science required.
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